What are the promises made?

When you, as parents and godparents, bring a child to be baptised, you are asked to declare publicly, and on behalf of the child, that you believe in God, and that you will bring up the child to follow Jesus. You will be asked to say, on your child’s behalf, that you have decided to turn away from everything which is sinful, and to turn instead to Jesus Christ.

These are the promises which are made in the baptism service, by parents and godparents for themselves and on behalf of the child:

Parents and Godparents, the Church receives these children with joy. Today we are trusting God for their growth in faith. Will you pray for them, draw them by your example into the community of faith and walk with them in the way of Christ?

With the help of God, we will.  

In baptism, these children begin their journey in faith. You speak for them today. Will you care for them, and help them to take their place within the life and worship of Christ’s Church?

With the help of God, we will.  

Do you turn to Christ?
I turn to Christ.  

Do you repent of your sins?
I repent of my sins.

Do you renounce evil?
I renounce evil.